School of Dance and Circus (DOCH), Stockholm University for the Arts (UNIARTS), Sweden
Bio: Marie-Andrée Robitaille is an assistant professor of circus and the head of the BA program in Circus at the School of Dance and Circus (DOCH) at the Stockholm University for the Arts (UNIARTS). She is the initiator of the Stockholm-based international and Nordic Women in Circus network and the founder of Gynoïdes Project, an undertaking which aims to examine the roles and representations of women in circus arts.
Title: Roundtable and Workshop on Women and Gender in Circus
Abstract: In this participatory session, several circus artists, educators and researchers focusing on women and gender in circus will offer brief summaries of their work and insight into their future plans. Anyone at the conference interested in these areas is welcome to participate in the active networking session that follows, or attend as an observer. The goal is to share information, increase levels of awareness about like-minded international practices and create solidarities, alliances, and collaboration.
Featured participants: Marie-Andrée Robitaille, Alisan Funk (PhD researcher; McGill University, Québec, Canada), Marion Guyez (PhD; Compagnie d’Elles, Toulouse, France), facilitator: Karen Fricker